Mitchell graduated from the University of Manchester in 1981 and joined the firm as a (then) articled clerk in 1982, qualifying in 1984. He then became a partner in 1987.
Throughout his time at the firm Mitchell has specialized in all aspects of property but in recent years has dealt primarily with commercial property and acts on a number of large property portfolios. He has developed an expertise in commercial landlord and tenant matters. In particular, he acts on a number of large multi-let office buildings, often in relation to the grant of high value leases. Mitchell acts for corporate, private and pension fund investors. He also acts in substantial residential property transactions.
Mitchell is married with two children and in any remaining spare time enjoys travel, skiing, running, cinema, music, reading and Everton Football Club.